AST Headquarters will be closed Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day.

Also, due to AST's Surgical Technology Conference (May 31-June 2), we will have a limited number of staff at headquarters during the week of May 29-June 1. We appreciate your patience and will respond to inquiries the following week, beginning Monday, June 11.

  • 2018 Conference

    Bippity, boppity, boo! From scrubs to tiaras, AST heads to Walt Disney World, where attendees will participate in premier educational sessions led by nationally distinguished surgeons by day and then be able to head over to find the magical adventures that await them in the theme parks. Bring the kiddos and stay a few extra days as this venue is the ideal spot for blending family and career. 

  • AST's Surgical Technology Conference

    May 31-June 2, 2018, with preconference May 30
    Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin
    1500 Epcot Resorts Boulevard
    Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

    Conference Registration 

    Register Now


    • Early bird - online ONLY to members - through March 15: $275
    • Advanced - March 16-April 15 - Member: $350 |  Nonmember: $480  |  Student Member: $99  |  Student Nonmember: $144 |  Retired or Disabled Member: $175
    • Onsite - April 16-June 2 - Member: $390  |  Nonmember: $520  |  Student Member: $139  |  Student Nonmember: $184  |  Retired or Disabled Member: $175 

    (If you would like a registration form to submit to your employer, click here.)

    Hotel Information

    Reserve Your Room

    AST will be on the Dolphin side of the property. 

    Room rates:
    (plus 12.5 sales tax and fees, which is subject to change) 

    • Single/Double: $199/night
    • Triple: $224/night
    • Quadruple: $249/night

    Check-in: 3 pm
    Check-out: Noon

    2018 Former Presidents' Conference Scholarship

    Are you and AST member and have NEVER been to the national conference? Here's your chance. Complete the Former Presidents' Conference Scholarship by March 1. The former presidents will be reviewing the applications and the recipients will be notified by the end of March.


    Past Conferences

    To view conference education sessions from previous conferences, please visit our  conference presentation archives. 

  • 2018 AST Surgical Technology Conference Registration Guide

    2018 AST Surgical Technology 
    Conference Registration

    Advanced Savings on 
    Disney Theme Park 

    Save on partial-day and
    multi-day tickets to Disney World.
    Tickets must be purchased by 5 pm
    May 30, 2018.

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